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City to reduce speed along Wichita Avenue, a residential street often used for bypass traffic, to 20 mph.

Based on community concerns in response to the hit-and-run death of a 2-year-old child earlier this month, Milwaukie officials will reduce the speed limit on Southeast Wichita Avenue to 20 mph.

COURTESY PHOTO: MILWAUKIE POLICE DEPARTMENT - Jack Barrett, 2, was struck by an unknown vehicle that resulted in his death in Milwaukie.Although autopsy results indicate that speeding was not a factor in the crash, neighbors have long been concerned about vehicles speeding through the residential area as a bypass street between King Road and Johnson Creek Boulevard. The revised speed limit from 25 mph will be in effect after new signs are posted later this month.

Police are no longer seeking clues about traffic in the Milwaukie area at about 12:06 p.m. on July 2.

Jack Barrett was struck by an unknown vehicle, which resulted in his death, police reported on July 3.

Police officers are no longer asking the public to search for vehicles of interest because preliminary findings indicate it is unlikely the vehicle involved in the collision sustained damage.


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